CloudBerry Launches Version 2.9 of Cloud Backup for Amazon S3 …
Cloud backup provider CloudBerry Lab announced on Monday it has released CloudBerry Backup version 2.9, an application that enables users to backup their data online to their cloud storage accounts comparable to Amazon S3, Windows Azure and Google Storage.
The online backup and restore software is designed to leverage Amazon S3 reliable and secure online storage to enable business’ disaster recovery plans to be more simple, reliable, and affordable.
This latest version of CloudBerry Backup has the choice to estimate cloud storage costs, enabling users to establish cost estimates per storage account and specify a limit in GB or in dollar equivalent. When the limit is reached the backup will stop.
The software will automatically calculate the charges in accordance with the present storage price offered by the storage provider. Currently Amazon S3 charges $0.125 per GB monthly. The software also will send an alert to the users when the storage is ready to achieve the limit.
There can also be an technique to write events on backup completion (success and failure) to the Windows Event log. This makes it easier to deploy CloudBerry Backup in addition to monitoring and management systems inclusive of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, HP OpenView, BMC Patrol, and Quest Foglight that include an ability to process Windows Event Log and apply certain rules.
With the newest release you could configure pre- and post actions so that it will run before and after the true backup is running, which simplifies the back up applications akin to SQL Server and Exchange.
Users can organize a pre-action to back up SQL Server after which one can deploy a post action to wash up the SQL Server backup directory from the older backup files.
Finally, CloudBerry Backup prevents computer from going to sleep mode, which assures the backup will complete on time without interruption.
CloudBerry Backup is additionally available as a Windows Home Server 2011 and Small Business Server 2011 Essentials add-on, wherein it integrates with the WHS console and provides scheduled backup to cloud storage, hosted on Amazon S3.
CloudBerry Backup is designed to work on Windows XP/Vista/7 and Windows Server 2003/2008. Command line interface allows partners and advanced computer users integrate backup and restore plans with other routines.
CloudBerry S3 Backup for Windows is priced at $29.99 for a single-user license, and there are volume discounts available. CloudBerry Backup is free for college kids, educational institutions and non-profit organizations, and users will continue to pay Amazon directly for his or her S3 charges.
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